Pierce College News

January 26, 2010

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Fine Arts Gallery celebrates work of college faculty

Filed under: General — Amanda Haines at 5:53 pm

LAKEWOOD — The Fine Arts Gallery at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom will celebrate the work of Pierce College’s faculty artists in the Faculty Art Show through Feb. 18.

A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

The Faculty Art Show is held every two years and highlights the work of exceptional faculty artists. This year’s show features sculpture from Danella Sydow, paintings from David Roholt, and photography from David D. Johnson.

The Fine Arts Gallery is located at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday.

For more information, call Gallery Director Jennifer Olson-Rudenko at (253) 964-6535 or visit the Web site at www.pierce.ctc.edu/art.

January 22, 2010

Speaker, activist Arun Ghandi to speak at Pierce College Puyallup

Filed under: General — Amanda Haines at 6:00 pm

Lifelong peace activist, Arun Ghandi, grandson of Mahatma Ghandi, will discuss his philosophies of non-violence and ending racism and prejudice at noon Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the College Center building at Pierce College Puyallup, 1601 39th Ave. SE.

The discussion is free and open to everyone.

Arun Ghandi

Arun Ghandi



Arun Ghandi grew up during apartheid in South Africa and was often beaten up by both black and white children. Frustrated with the bullying, he turned to bodybuilding magazines and intense exercise, hoping to somehow be strong enough to fight back. His parents, seeing this, sent him to India, where he spent 18 months with his grandfather, Mahatma Ghandi, as he led the people of India in a nonviolent struggle for independence from Great Britain.

Arun Ghandi came to the U.S. in 1987 to do a comparative study on racism. In 1991, he and his late wife founded the M.K. Ghandi Institute for Nonviolence, which is now headquartered at the University of Rochester, New York. Ghandi has spoken internationally and is committed to spreading an understanding of nonviolence and peace.

Keep your kids safe, get a free Child ID Kit

Filed under: General — Amanda Haines at 4:57 pm

The Criminal Justice Club at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is providing parents and caregivers with free child identification kits, which can be critical for law enforcement in identifying a child in an emergency. The Child ID event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Health Education Center lobby, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood.

The kits include fingerprints, dental impressions, DNA swabs, and videos. (Note: All materials will be provided to the parent or caregiver; Pierce College retains no records.)

Kits are limited. Please register by emailing tcarlo@pierce.ctc.edu. Call (253) 964-6358 for more information.